Overnight Buses ply between Delhi & katra.I am also planning a trip to vaishnodevi-srinagar-patnitop on 23rd to 27th jan 2018 with my wife so kindly help me for the tour.is there any direct bus available from srinagar to delhi and also from katra to delhi.
Overnight journey is much easier in Bus.
But consider Fog also as it may slow your speed in bus and train can be cancelled too.
If you did not get any train, this is best way to reach katra.
Keep in mind about rush of Independence day rush also.
Take bus / taxi for Patnitop.
It is much easier to reach Patnitop than Srinagar if Jawahar Tunnel is closed due to snow.
You will get snow news from Katra Bus Stand / Taxi Stand about Srinagar Route is open or not.
If snow is there on Srinagar Route then better cover Shivkhori (Peacefull area) via Baba Jitto & Nau Mai.
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